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Animag’s Annual Pitch Party Is Now Open!

What’s the use of having a great idea for an animated show if you can’t get the key development execs at the networks and cable outlets to give you a shot? Well, we may have the ... Continue Reading →
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Fox-TV Unveils New Toons for Fall

Fox-TV will have two new players on its Sunday Night Animation Domination block this fall. Variety reports that the new animated show Allen Gregory will be premiering at 8:30 p.m., ... Continue Reading →
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Campanella’s Foosball 3D Plays in Cannes

Oscar-winning Argentinean director Juan Jose Campanella (The Secret of Their Eyes) took his latest animated feature, Foosball 3D to the Cannes film market this week. Spain’s Film ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Launches Hamtaro Mobile Games

San Francisco-based VIZ Media has licensed the rights for Hamtaro: Little Hamsters, Big Adventures, a video game for Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to Egg Ball Games. Based on the ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Snares ‘Rabbit’

China’s Tianjin North Film Studio has signed a breakthrough deal with Cartoon Network, giving the cabler TV rights to the stereoscopic 3-D effort Legend of a Rabbit for Australia, ... Continue Reading →
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Kung Fu Panda Has His Day in Cannes

After its big Puss In Boots extravaganza of Tuesday, DreamWorks Animation continued to bask in the limelight at the Cannes Film Festival with a special screening of Kung Fu Panda 2 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Helps Fox Hit $1 Billion Mark

Last weekend, Blue Sky’s 3Dblockbuster hit Rio helped Fox International hit the magic $1 billion dollar mark at the global box office. To date, Carlos Saldanha’s valentine to his ... Continue Reading →
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EA’s ‘Alice: Madness Returns’ Ready to Pre-Order

Is the world ready for more insane version of Lewis Carroll’s heroine Alice? Electronic Arts and Spicy Horse are betting good money that their upcoming title Alice: Madness Returns ... Continue Reading →
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Children’s Media Conference Announces Lineup

Award-winning filmmaker David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire, The Mission) and Michael Acton Smith (creator of Moshi Monsters) will be participating in this year’s Children’s Media Conference, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Leads Daytime Emmy Race

The National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. Leading the race is Nickelodeon’s Penguins of Madagascar ... Continue Reading →
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A Purrrfect Cannes Launch for ‘Puss in Boots’

Jeffrey Katzenberg and his hard-working team at DreamWorks Animation have been part of the Cannes Festival scene ever since they introduced Shrek 2 to the jaded attendees of the event ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Factory, Nelvana Prep ‘Tintin’ DVDs

Timed to coincide with the release of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming motion-capture feature, Shout! Factory and Nelvana will release the animated series The Adventures of Tintin on DVD. ... Continue Reading →
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HSBC Names Toon Boom Biz of the Year

Canadian animation software company Toon Boom Animation Inc. has won the inaugural HSBC International Business of the Year – Small and Medium Enterprise Award. The Award is part of ... Continue Reading →
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Mars Hurts Mouse’s Bottom Line

As Disney prepares to make a big splash at the Cannes film festival with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the daily trades are reporting that the disappointing box-office ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Renews ‘Family Guy’ & ‘Cleveland Show’

Fox-TV can’t get enough of Seth MacFarlane. The network has announced that it has ordered a tenth season of Family Guy and a fourth one for its spin-off toon The Cleveland Show. Fox ... Continue Reading →
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Animasia and ZN Animation Announce Major Co-Pro

Malaysian animation studio Animasia (ABC Monsters, Kung Fu Chicken) has closed a co-production deal with China’s Zhongnan (ZN) Animation to deliver a new series titled My Little Brother ... Continue Reading →
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Chorion Celebrates ‘Mr. Men’s’ 40th

U.K. production and distribution house Chorion has announced its plans for the 40th anniversary celebrations of much-loved kids’ property Mr. Men. In addition to their popular books ... Continue Reading →
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Discovery to Rep Hasbro Programs at Apex

Discovery Enterprises International announced a one-year deal with Hasbro Studios to represent its programming to the non-theatrical market. This week, Discovery will be offering Hasbro’s ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Unleashes RenderMan Pro Server 16.0

Pixar Animation Studios has released version 16.0 of its Oscar-winning RenderMan Pro Server software. The new release offers innovative advancements in ray tracing technology, including ... Continue Reading →
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Donna Friedman Meir Joins Board of Children Now

Donna Friedman Meir, owner and founder of cross-media outfit Lemonade Creative Consulting, has been elected to serve on the board of California’s health and education policy advocacy ... Continue Reading →